Walter Rufus Stanley
Waters Jr. Sentenced to Prison for Transportation of Child Pornography
December 29, 2011
Walter Rufus Stanley Waters Jr. of
New Port Richey, Fla., was sentenced today to 19 years and seven months
in prison and a lifetime of supervised release for transportation of
child pornography, announced Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer
of the Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney Robert E. O’Neill of the Middle
District of Florida and Special Agent in Charge Steven E. Ibison of the
FBI’s Tampa Field Office.
Waters was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Elizabeth A. Kovachevich in
In September 2011, Waters, 46, pleaded guilty to one count of
transportation of child pornography. According to court documents and
proceedings, in August 2010, Waters uploaded multiple images and videos
of child pornography to a social networking site. A search warrant was
subsequently executed at Waters’s residence. Waters admitted that he
downloaded and possessed multiple images of child pornography. He also
admitted to uploading the images to various websites.
case was investigated by the FBI. The case was prosecuted by Trial
Attorney Andrew M. McCormack of Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section
(CEOS) in the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and Assistant U.S.
Attorney Jennifer Peresie of the Middle District of Florida. The Seattle
Police Department provided assistance in the investigation.
This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide
initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation
and abuse launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice. Led by U.S.
attorneys’ offices and CEOS, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal,
state and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute
individuals who exploit children, as well as to identify and rescue